December 3, 2007

the leather canary xmas mix #2

check out amy poehler & gob bluth's behind the scenes holiday greetings from their recent gap ad (via goldenfiddle)...then check out our second christmas mix featuring three songs from the blind boys of alabama's phenomenal 2003 release, go tell it on the mountain, as well as classics from donny hathaway, james brown, & the "christmas time is here" from my absolute favorite album of the season, a charlie brown's hard to listen to that song & not want to hear the rest of vince guaraldi's score immediatly, but oh well...enjoy.

download: the leather canary xmas mix

01. sufjan stevens - come on! let's boogey to the elf dance!
02. the blind boys of alabama ft. mavis staples - born in bethlehem
03. rufus wainwright - spotlight on christmas
04. stevie wonder - someday at christmas
05. donny hathaway - this christmas
06. zooey deschanel & leon redbone - baby, it's cold outside
07. the blind boys of alabama - last month of the year
08. otis redding - white christmas
09. kay starr - i've got my love to keep me warm (stuhr remix)
10. vince guaraldi trio - christmas time is here (vocal)
11. the blind boys of alabama ft. solomon burke - i pray on christmas
12. carey bell - christmas train
13. willie nelson - please come home for christmas
14. badly drawn boy - donna & blitzen
15. bing crosby & david bowie - peace on earth/little dummer boy
16. james brown - santa claus go straight to the ghetto
17. the raveonettes - the christmas song
18. the flaming lips - christmas at the zoo
19. calexico - gift x-change
20. the flirtations - christmas time is here again
21. the pogues ft. kirsty maccoll - fairytale of new york
22. kermit the frog - the christmas wish
related: looks like the adorable zooey deschenal (whose duet with leon redbone, from the movie elf, is featured above) has hooked up with the remarkable m. ward (who has recently been rumored to be forming a band with conor oberst) for a proper release...the following was taken from the fall 2007 conde nast supplement, movies rock.

He's the raspy-voiced troubadour whose haunting compositions have taken him from Portland's club circuit to a world tour with Norah Jones. She's the irresistibly offbeat actress ('Almost Famous', 'Elf', Showtime's 'Weeds') who is set to play Janis Joplin in that endlessly delayed biopic. They met through Martin Hynes, the director of the 2007 Sundance entry 'The Go-Getter', who asked them to perform a Richard and Linda Thompson classic over the closing credits. When Deschanel mentioned that she wrote songs, Ward asked to hear them. "I was amazed by the quality," he says, and soon he was producing her debut album, which is expected early next year. It was a nice change of pace for Deschanel, who has been cast in M. Night Shyamalan's next movie, 'The Happening', and recently starred alongside Brad Pitt in 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'. "Making a record is like tennis," she says. "Making a movie is more like capture the flag."

download: she and him (ft. zooey deschanel & m. ward) - sentimental heart
download: m. ward ft. zooey deschanel - when i get to the border


Katie said...

Isn't "When I Get To The Border" awesome? I found that last week and can't stop listening to it!

Thanks for the Christmas tunes!

Anonymous said...

I love you leather canary. I love you and your christmas mixes. Happy holidays!

Dinah said...

Awesome. Just awesome.

Jon said...

Outstanding Xmixes! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Great mix!! Sorry to be a geek but track 17 is by Low not the Raveonettes.

Anonymous said...

Actually, track 17 is by the raveonettes. Although, Low does have some great chrismtas songs.

Lauren said...

Those Christmas mixes are the best things I have ever seen. Whats skills, thanks :D